BASA News

BASA UKCA Marking guidance note

Published: 21 July 2021

BASA has updated their Member's Guide to UKCA marking on 15th July to reflect the timelines indicated in the new Building Safety Bill currently passing through the houses. In addition the front summary page has been released here for general information and is now available to both Members and non-members to assist preparation for the eventual cessation of recognition of CE marking on the GB market.

Building Safety Bill

Published: 06 July 2021

The long awaited Building Safety Bill was published on 5th July 2021. The bill sets out how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained. In addition it gives additional powers to residents to hold builders and developers to account and toughens sanctions against those who threaten residents safety.

BSI Future Membership of the European Standards Organisations

Published: 29 June 2021

Since 1 January 2021 the UK no longer aligns with the rules or obligations of the EU, with the exception of Northern Ireland which continues to follow certain regulations.Last Thursday the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies have overwhelmingly agreed to revise the membership arrangements in their statutes, reflecting the UK’s departure from the EU. The agreement comes after careful consideration by the CEN and CENELEC members of the impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU on the European standardization system and on the organisations’ membership statutes.

The Building Safety Bill - update

Published: 28 May 2021

The government is bringing forward changes that will improve building and fire safety, so that people will be, and will feel, safer in their homes.

Don't miss the 30th April UK REACH grandfathering deadline

Published: 12 April 2021

GB-based holders of existing EU REACH registrations need to complete the ‘grandfathering’ process by providing basic information to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by 30 April 2021. You need to submit this information using the UK REACH IT system, ‘Comply with UK REACH’.

BASA Publishes new Guide to UKCA Marking for Members

Published: 08 April 2021

Due to the uncertainties and difficulty navigating the raft of guidance on the .gov website in relation to UKCA Marking, we have attempted to produce a Members Guide to give guidance relating to UKCA Marking.